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    #1

    "Eddie has fallen/had fallen..."

    "Jean, come quickly!" yelled Joey, "Jenna has fallen into the pool!"

    I had chosen 'has fallen' as opposed to 'had fallen'. The answer key shows 'had fallen' as the correct answer.

    I'd thought it should be 'has fallen' in a direct speech but I was wrong. Please help me to understand why 'had fallen' is the correct answer.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: "Eddie has fallen/had fallen..."

    You were correct and the key was wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: "Eddie has fallen/had fallen..."

    It would be correct if the text had been:

    "Jean, come quickly!" yelled Joey. Jenna had fallen into the pool!

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